Dr. Kim (Kim Bercovitz, Ph.D) is a health behavior scientist on a mission to make wellness easy and accessible, using the virtual event as a “teachable moment” to make this happen.
With her EAT/SLEEP/MOVE/BREATHE approach to self-care, Dr. Kim created a Virtual Wellness Lounge to help meeting participants be in the best frame of mind and body for virtual/hybrid events. The Lounge has a video micro-break library; video mini-courses and worksheets about self-care, healthy eating and sleep hygiene; and a digital wellness resource center.
Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. in Community Health from the University of Toronto where she was an adjunct professor and is a former National Cancer Institute of Canada postdoctoral fellow. She worked at renowned Toronto teaching hospitals, consulted to pharmaceutical companies and health organizations, and taught chronic disease exercise classes. Her byte-size wellness approach is the culmination of her 30-year research career in health and exercise promotion, disease management, addictions and tobacco control.
Outside of academia, Dr. Kim is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited yoga instructor, American College of Sports Medicine accredited pole walking instructor, BoneFit trained (Osteoporosis Canada), and trained in diabetes and older adult exercise, wellness coaching, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.